Health-Safety
As a responsible employer, we always consider the health and safety of our employees a top priority. At Akpa we believe that the safe delivery of projects and operation of facilities is critical for our success and have a goal of delivering our business objectives with zero injuries to our people.
We seek continuously to improve our safety performance, to create a safe workplace for our employees and our contracted personnel, thus avoiding accidents and occupational illnesses.

To achieve a high level of safety awareness, Akpa continuously seeks opportunities to widen its communication channels to involve all levels of employees. Our vision is to improve our safety performance and to make sure our employees and contractors will return home safely.

 

Please find the safety recommendations below

 

  1. Storage Recommendations

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    Store peroxides in a cool room away from direct sunlight storage-recm2

    Do not store with accelerators or other chemicals. Avoid any contact with dust, metal or other chemicals.

    Keep the packaging close after using.

    Recommended storage area should be away from the production line.

    When selecting the storage area, local/national laws should be considered.

    Please bring only necessary amount of peroxide to the working area.

    Keep the peroxides in their original packaging.

    Provide the minimum and maximum storage temperatures as stated on packages or related MSDS forms.

    Self-accelerating decomposition temperature (SADT) is the lowest temperature level that organic peroxide will spontaneously start decomposing. Considering this information, peroxides should be stores in a cool place in the original containers. To obtain maximum shelf life, store at the recommended temperature.

    Do not stack more than 5 containers. Stacking more than 5 containers might damage the bottom container.

    Storage must be checked regularly in case of leaking, and spills to be cleaned immediately. Never placed damaged packages in the warehouse.

    Water supply and firefighting equipment should be available in case of emergency

     Keep peroxides out of reach of children!

  2. Handling Recommendations

    Please avoid any contact of the material with skin, eyes or clothing. safety-manual2

    Safety glasses and protective gloves must be worn.

    Organic peroxides must be kept away from all heat sources and ignition such as cigarettes, radiators, steam pipes and open flames.

    Avoid contamination with combustible materials strong oxidizing or reducing agents and accelerators used for curing polyester and vinyl ester resins.

    Handle with care. Avoid rough handling, spilling and splashes.

  3. Worker Precautions

    No smoking or lighting matches around organic peroxides.

    All sources of heat and open flames must be kept away.

    Safety glasses and protective gloves must be worn during operation. safety-manual

    Prevent spilling or splashing peroxides. Spills should be cleaned up immediately.

    The peroxides must not be sprayed from injection spray guns onto hot surfaces.

    Peroxides should never be added to dirty catalyst supply tanks. Before adding peroxides to the tank, please inspect the tank carefully the make sure the tank must be clean.

    Any material contaminated with peroxide from other combustible material must be immediately isolated. All contaminated material must be removed to a fire safe area.

    Organic peroxides never be mixed up with accelerators, such as Cobalt Octoate or Naphthenate.

    Organic peroxides should not be mixed with resin solutions at temperatures higher than 45C.

    Do not add organic peroxides to solvents such as acetone. The mixture could be unstable.

  4. Operation Precautions

    All contacts with organic peroxides are going to result as inertion. The acceptable materials are Type316 stainless steel and Teflon. The following materials should not be used with peroxides: brass, bonze, copper, aluminum, iron, Type400 stainless steel, rubber and all materials that prone to oxidation.

    Pumping systems at all points of contact with peroxides should be constructed of approved materials.

    Heating should be avoided by using a suitable designed pump. Excessive shear, friction or solution recirculation should be avoided. Pumps should be grounded to avoid static electric.

  5. Contamination

    Rust, metal fillings, FRP grinding dust must be kept away.

    Never return leftovers to the original packaging.

    When transferring peroxides to another container, please make sure the container is clean and free of residues.

  6. Warehouse Construction

    Construction and placement of a storage facility is regulated by local ordinances and insurance underwriters.

    These agencies should be contacted first to select and construct a warehouse.

    Detached, separate buildings are recommended especially for large quantities.

    The building should be used exclusively only for organic peroxides and must be free from combustible materials inside and out.

    All the systems in the building should be prevented from electrical risks.

    Central heating and air conditioning systems should be constructed out of combustible risks.

    The peroxides in the buildings should be protected from direct sunlight.

    A temperature monitoring system should be installed in the building to control the temperature frequently.

  7. Disposal

    Carry out the laws when disposing. Never dispose through the sewage system.

    Disposing peroxides should be carried out by experts. Hazardous wastes require special handling.

    Contact your local enforcement office for this information.

  8. Fire

    In case of fire – please contact fire department immediately. fire

    Class B extinguishers or water fog can be used for small fires.

    Please evacuate the area and apply water from a safe distance if there is a large fire.

    If fire occurs nearby, spray water on the peroxides to prevent heating.

  9. First-Aid

    EYES– Flush immediately with large amount of fresh water and continue washing for at least 15 minutes. Medical attention is needed. first-aid

    SKIN– Wash with soap and water. -If peroxide is spilled, absorb with inert material. Vermiculite or clean sand immediately and destroy in accordance with local regulations.

    INGESTION– In a mouth ingestion manner,  drink large amount of milk or water and call a physician immediately. It could be harmful or fatal if swallowed.  Do not induce vomiting. Calling your local Poison Control Center is suggested.

    Do not take peroxides internally.